Author: Becky

Becky is a Mum to two young boys, a Wife and a Daughter to Dad with Alzheimer's. She's a secondary school teacher, mental health advocate and depression sufferer. Becky is trying to do her bit to shatter the stigma which surrounds depression.

A letter for those who don’t “believe” depression.

Dear unbeliever, Firstly I want to start by saying I’ve been where you are now. Before I became ill with depression at the age of 26 I had no clue what it was. If you had asked me I probably would have said people get sad and low sometimes but they can pull themselves out […]

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Boys if you’re lucky enough to have great mental health I will help educate you on how to support others. I hope you will be there for the ones you love, friends or colleagues. I hope you will listen: Boys if you’re lucky enough to have great mental health I will help educate you on how to support others. I hope you will be there for the ones you love, friends or colleagues. I hope you will listen.

A Letter About Mental Health for my Children

Dear my gorgeous boys, When you are older I will explain to you what depression is. I will tell you how it affects me and that it is an illness. I will encourage you to show empathy, understanding and kindness to others when they need you. What do I want you to know about depression? […]

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